In a vastly changing and spiraling world, Somewhen delivers a pressing spiritual quest for readers: “your trip to heaven/ Is a work in progress/ So you are not in hell either” (Your Unfinished Dream). Filled with authenticity and a burning relevance, this poetic trust between biblical allusions and universal truths provides a delineated trajectory in the presence of a “living God.” The strength and magnitude of prayer is palpable through the pages, “I know you are/ Just around the corner/ To hear me unburden myself” (Manhattan).
Centina carefully outlines a natural gravitation and progression toward self-reflection and awareness in these flash pieces. Each poem, a placement in the earthly and heavenly continuums of life, positions the booklover alongside an overwhelming shared sense of love, courage and hope thus “Free from polarizing human enterprise” (At Marylake).
Somewhen is sanctimonious; the collection honors the church’s fortitude, individual spirit and conviction, belief and the voyage thereof. Such central poems are holistic and serve as a crucial part in the latter deliverance of forgiveness, coexistence and becoming. The lyrical message at work in this oeuvre is copious and deeply rooted in religious history, mythology and mysticism; Somewhen is positively radiant, “Keep faith. Hang in there.” (Keep the Faith)
|Author||Gilbert Luis R. Centina III|
|Page Count||64 pages|
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|Category||Poetry & Short Stories|